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Jimmy Garoppolo taken off injury report for Wild Card round vs. Cowboys

We break down the news that Garoppolo is dealing with a thumb issue, and what it means for the Wild Card round of the 2022 NFL Playoffs.

San Francisco 49ers v Los Angeles Rams
Jimmy Garoppolo of the San Francisco 49ers looks to throw the ball in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Inglewood, California.
Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

Friday update: Garoppolo has been removed from the injury report and will start in the Wild Card round.

Wednesday update: As expected, Garoppolo was limited in Wednesday’s practice session. He was limited the whole week for Week 18 and the plan was for him to follow the same schedule for this week.

The San Francisco 49ers managed to win in Week 18 against the Los Angeles Rams, sending them to the playoffs for a date with the Dallas Cowboys. The storied franchises appeared in three consecutive NFC title games during the 1990s, but this time they’ll face off in the wild-card round. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is dealing with a thumb injury, although he managed to lead a comeback win over the Rams and plans to start the game against Dallas.

Garoppolo finished the Week 18 game 23-32 for 316 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. One of those picks was a freak deflection which Jalen Ramsey managed to snag. The quarterback was exactly what he’s been this whole season, and San Francisco’s supporting cast has been good enough to live with that type of performance. The 49ers hope they won’t have to mount another comeback on the road in the playoffs with Garoppolo at the helm.